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It’s A Crime For You Not To Prosecute Those Returning Looted Funds – Braithwaite Tells Buhari
Human rights lawyer, Dr. Tunji Braithwaite has accused President Buhari of committing a bigger crime by not prosecuting corrupt public officials who looted the public treasuries in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan and have started returning their loots.
The elder statesman said, “It is a crime against the state for anybody to steal public funds. Returning stolen funds quietly without being sanctioned is even worse than the crime of stealing the money. This is morally reprehensible and it can never serve as a deterrent to other corrupt politicians who might want to steal public resources.
Attempts To Reverse Minimum Wage, A Declaration Of War – NLC Warns Governors
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared that attempts by the 36 governors of the federation to cut the N18,000 minimum wage over their inability to meet the wage obligations to workers will amount to a declaration of war.
In a statement in Abuja on Sunday, November 22, the NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, said the declaration by the governors was an attempt to frustrate efforts by the organised labour to table a proposal for a review of the minimum wage, which was signed in 2011.
He said: “The Nigeria Labour Congress is shocked by the statement credited to the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Governor Abdulaziz Yari, that the N18,000 national minimum wage promulgated into law in 2011 was no longer sustainable because of the fall in the price of crude oil.
How NACA Exposed Male Sex Workers In Abuja, 60% Are Married Men
The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has on Thursday, November 26, divulged a shocking discovery of about 3,500 male sex workers in Abuja. This disclosure was made known by the director-general of NACA, Professor John Idoko at the agency maiden lecture marking this year’s World AIDS Day. According to Idoko, the most surprisingly disturbing aspect of the discovery is the identification of 60% of the male sex workers being married men.
The NACA Boss stressed that this trend will cause grave danger to their spouses that might be exposed to Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus (HIV).
Nigerian Senate Gives Buhari 2 Weeks Ultimatum To End Fuel Scarcity
The President of Nigeria and Minister of Petroleum Resources, Muhammadu Buhari has been given a two-week ultimatum by the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) to resolve the issue of fuel scarcity bedeviling the nation. The deadline came on the heels of a disclosure by the Pipeline Products Marketing Company (PPMC), that Nigeria lost an outrageous N50 billion in ten months.
Chairman of the Petroleum committee, Senator Uche Ekwunife, who gave the directive on Thursday, November 26 in Abuja, during the committee’s meeting with top officials of Ministry of Petroleum Resources, insisted that the petroleum minister must not only end the scarcity but ensure that fuel was sold to the public at government’s controlled price of N87.00 per litre.
Biafra: MASSOB Faction Accuses Ohanaeze, South East Govs, Others Of Disloyalty
A factional headship of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has on Wednesday, November 25 accused the South-East governors, members of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other Igbo leaders in the country of reneging the interest and demands of Ndigbo in the current political dispensation. Vanguard reports.
In a statement in Abakaliki, the National Director of factional MASSOB, Mr. Uchenna Madu emphasised that the position taken by the Igbo leaders was a reflection of their inferiority complex and loyalty to their oppressors.
The statement read in part: “The governors, Ohanaeze and other Igbo leaders have proved that they are not representing the interest and demands of Ndigbo; they have shown their soft mind, inferiority complex and loyalty to our oppressors.
‘Frankly Speaking, 5 Months As Governor, I Am Already Tired’ – El-Rufai
The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasiru El-Rufai has disclosed that he is tired of being governor already as there are lots of huge tasks to still address in the state. This disclosure was made known by the governor at the just concluded Ake Arts and Book Festival which took place in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
El-Rufai, who was part of a discussion panel said his position as governor has not provided him with the opportunity of reading. “In the last two years, I have been busy with opposition, new political party and elections. I used to read a book a week when I was less busy. But now, I just read files and documents and so on. My advice to anyone that thinks being governor is nice, don’t try it. You don’t get to read; you don’t have a life.”
#BringBackOurSoldiers: It’s Shameful To Cover-Up Killing Of 105 Soldiers By Boko Haram – FFK Attacks Buhari, Army
Following the alleged ‘secret burial’ of over 105 soldiers killed by Boko Haram insurgents, former Minister of Aviation, Olufemi Fani-Kayode has castigated President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Defence, Rtd Brig. Gen. Mansur Mohammed Dan Ali and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai. Vanguard reports.
He tweeted: “The most reprehensible thing that our government can do is to cover-up the fact that 105 of our soldiers were killed by Boko Haram in battle.It is evil”. “A soldier ought to be honored in death and this is especially so if he dies in the course of doing his duty and fighting for his nation”.